Cherokee Community Theater kicks off a new series of bonus plays in adjunct to the regular season on Friday, February 8th. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama recipient for 2005, "Doubt, A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley is the first of five Pulitzer Prize winners which Director and CCT Board Vice President, Andrew Linn, will bring to the Cherokee stage as an addition to the regular three-show season. "The writing in these plays is exceptional," says Linn "I was brought up to appreciate and value excellent writing by my father and I enjoy sharing that with others. 'Doubt' is a provocative drama that expresses a lesson about moral judgment in parable form. The script wasn't just written, it was carefully crafted. I enjoy that in a script."
"It's like killing two birds with one stone," says Linn "I can honor great American writing and direct shows that may not always be typically thought of for Community Theater while raising a little money for needed work."
CCT season ticket holders may use their three punches any way they choose over the four shows planned for the current season, including the new series. "Doubt" should not be confused for CCT's Spring play, which opens in March. For more information or questions about the new series, contact Andrew Linn at 712-490-2417 or visit the CCT website at cherokeect.org.
When asked what is on the agenda for the next play in the series, Linn smiles, "A classic comedy, but you'll have to stay tuned until next season."